Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

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Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Raj! » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:07 pm

http://www.gamestm.co.uk/discuss/wester ... yu-suzuki/

Shenmue City, the surprise new installment of the long dormant Shenmue series, may be coming to western services like iPhone and Facebook according to series creator Yu Suzuki.

Speaking exclusively to games™, Shenmue creator Yu Suzuki has revealed that he is currently planning to release the upcoming Shenmue City in English. When asked if the social network/mobile game might be converted to western-friendly platforms like iPhone or Facebook he teasingly replies, “There are plans but I cannot discuss them now.”

Shenmue City is a multiplayer social network game inspired by the hugely popular Mafia Wars. It is the first game in the Shenmue series since 2001 and is a side-story set during the time and location of the original Dreamcast game. “We’re building Shenmue City as a social game, and each individual player is the main character’, explains Suzuki. The story progresses as each player takes on the role of a student who works with Ryo at his dojo, called the Hazuki Bukan.”

Suzuki has also confirmed to us that Shenmue City incorporates many of the concepts originally developed for Shenmue Online, the Yu Suzuki produced MMO that was cancelled mid-development in 2006. “Two more stories will follow in the future’, he adds, “and if management likes our performance, more stories will be a possibility.”

Shenmue City is due to be released on Yahoo Japan’s Mobagetown service this winter and will presumably come to the west in 2011. For the full interview with Yu Suzuki, see games™ issue 104, on sale 23 December.
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Panda_rapist » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:12 pm

good news, but it doesnt seem to me that it is 100 per cent sure, also i find it wierd that he can just put the game up wherever he wants, aint there exclusivity contracts or something like that with mobage town :???:
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Raj! » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:15 pm

i guess we just have to wait to see what happens..
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Panda_rapist » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:17 pm

yeah i guess so :mrgreen:
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Raj! » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:24 pm

we are use to it anyway :lol:
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Bluecast » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:36 pm

Don't own a cell phone anyway and never use shitbook.
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby ThyDarkAngel » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:50 pm

Good news, without a doubt, and I find reason to believe the intentions will become a reality.
Send e-mails to Sega and specially to ys net saying you want to play it and support it in the west.
If thousands of people demand it, it's almost a given, having in mind they are discussing it at this point.
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Crimson Ryan » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:27 am

If it comes great, but I don't play games on, or even use facebook, at all, and I'm not prepared to replace my current phone with the latest iPhone/Android/whatever to play it on either.

But you guys enjoy it..
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby myshtuff » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:17 pm

Ya I gave up facebook a while back and paying extra monthly bills for smart phones is lame. If it becomes available outside those 2 platforms then I would consider it.
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Ri_oh » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:00 pm

I always told myself I would buy whatever console Shenmue came out on. But Iphone... I dunno
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby mue 26 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:44 pm

Well, this is undeniably good news(or a good tease)either way!
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Panda_rapist » Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:49 pm

when i hear the word shenmue i dont get my hopes up untill i hear released
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Peter » Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:57 pm

Great news! :D
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Henry Spencer » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:00 pm

“Two more stories will follow in the future’, he adds, “and if management likes our performance, more stories will be a possibility.”

Ugh. Just...ugh.
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Re: Western release of Shenmue City planned, says Yu Suzuki

Postby Panda_rapist » Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:05 pm

well thats what you get for keeping on hasseling him and saying things like "we dont care in what format just give us the end of the story" "it doesnt have to be a game a book or a comic will be more then enougth" now its time to assume your acts people :twisted:
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